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J.F. Smith House

 
 
J.F. Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Leichsenring, January 21, 2024
1. J.F. Smith House Marker
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Designed by Nathaniel Tobey, Jr., and built in 1884 for the family of John Francis Smith, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Prominent features of the house include paired brackets, a bay window, balcony, and hood moldings over large windows. Smith, who founded the J. S. Smith & Bro. Hardware Company on The Strand, probably ordered much of the woodwork, including doors and windows, from supply catalogs.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7186.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 29° 18.002′ N, 94° 47.481′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Broadway, 0.1 miles east of 23rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2217 Broadway, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Levy & Bro.
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(about 300 feet away); Al Edwards / Juneteenth Celebration (about 400 feet away); The Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion (about 600 feet away); Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue (about 600 feet away); The Rosenberg Library (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Galveston (about 600 feet away); The Galveston Movement (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
J.F. Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
2. J.F. Smith House Marker
J.F. Smith House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
3. J.F. Smith House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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